Aston Martin V12 Vantage Discontinued
The V12 Vantage was previewed in 2007 by the concept V12 Vantage RS and a production version arrived two years later. Initially, Aston Martin planned to produce a total of 1,000 units and it had no intention of bringing the model to the U.S. market.
Things have changed though and theV12 Vantage was eventually homologated for the U.S. market and the production was increased to about 1,320 units. This number includes both the roadster version and the V12 Zagato.
Now, in an official later sent to its dealers, Aston Martin announced that no orders are being accepted for the V12 Vantage. It looks like the letter was sent on Friday April 19, 2013 and it basically confirms that the V12 Vantage is dead.
This news comes as a big surprise, considering it is rumored that Aston Martin will also offer a small run of V12 Vantage "Centenary Editions." If this is still the plan, then our assumption is that these Centenary models are completely sold out.
Click past the jump to read more about the V12 Vantage.
The V12 Vantage has remained unchanged ever since it was unveiled back in 2009, even though its smaller brother, the V8 Vantage, received a small revision for the 2013 model year.
The V12 Vantage is powered by a 6.0-liter V-12 engine producing 510 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. With that amount of power, the V12 Vantage can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds and go up to a top speed of 190 mph.
In the U.S. market, the models was priced at $180,600.